Photo Gallery: COSI Visits Brentmoor Elementary
Brentmoor students get a hands-on education as they learn about energy
Claire Hampel of COSI taught the students about the different ways people produce energy. The students helped her create energy from coal, uranium -- not really, don't worry -- wind and water to power her Segway.
Hampel also taught the kids about the potentially negative results of each form of energy. For example, nuclear power creates a lot of energy but it also creates waste; and water power may not make pollution but it could alter animals' habitats.
After the morning assembly with Hampel, each grade level was able to participate in several energy-themed experiments.
The visit was paid for and arranged by the Brentmoor PTA. Mentor High School students from the childhood education program volunteered to help with the experiments.